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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neighbor, neighbournoun

    a person who lives (or is located) near another

  2. neighbor, neighbourverb

    a nearby object of the same kind

    "Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"

  3. neighbor, neighbourverb

    live or be located as a neighbor

    "the neighboring house"

  4. neighbor, neighbourverb

    be located near or adjacent to

    "Pakistan neighbors India"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neighbornoun

    a person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off

  2. Neighbornoun

    one who is near in sympathy or confidence

  3. Neighbornoun

    one entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being

  4. Neighboradjective

    near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring

  5. neighborverb

    to adjoin; to border on; tobe near to

  6. neighborverb

    to associate intimately with

  7. Neighborverb

    to dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near

  8. Etymology: [OE. neighebour, AS. nehgebr; neh nigh + gebr a dweller, farmer; akin to D. nabuur, G. nachbar, OHG. nhgibr. See Nigh, and Boor.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. neighbor

    The man who knows more about you than you know about yourself.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who knows more about your affairs than yourself.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of neighbor in a Sentence

  1. Khoda Bakhsh Karimy:

    I love all my daughters but I love Madina more as I ask her to do work like' go take care of the cattle' or' bring something to a neighbor,' otherwise there is no difference between them.

  2. Alexander Stubb:

    Finnish security has always been based on two concepts : first geography and history ; second idealism and realism, in an ideal world we want to cooperate with Russia, which we can not escape being our geographical neighbor. But we also know from history that the greatest realistic threat to our national security is Russia. Over time, the reality that Russia is willing to create greater chaos in our region has become even clearer, so joining NATO becomes the pragmatic option.

  3. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

  4. Chris Woods:

    This morning, my neighbor from across the street came over beating on the door and said, ‘Chris you were on the news. They found your money,’.

  5. Carl Schurz:

    From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

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